WHAT IS IT?
Do you know what the most valuable item is in Hollywood?
A great script? — No.
A family in? — No.
A-list talent? — No.
The most important cog in the Hollywood machine is…
From script to screen, and the million pieces between, information is the fuel that drives every project, and every decision that makes this industry thrive.
It is the information that can be directly linked to everything that happens in this industry; whether it’s knowing who’s buying what, who’s looking to star in what kind of project, what studio just lost a comedy and needs a replacement, or which writer is looking for a new rep, which spec is getting the most heat, or which exec is looking for a new home. Information is the most important element of every decision made, and those with it, have become the most influential players in the powerhouse that is… Hollywood!
And that is the driving force behind what Tracking Board delivers, and what has made us the #1 stop for writers, agents, producers, managers and executives alike.
In order to maximize the potential for our members to be at the forefront of Hollywood’s “Information Highway,” we utilize Three Key Components…
#1) THE MAIN SITE:
**Up to the minute updates on Specs going in to the market, selling, partnering, gaining heat… or disappearing into the valley known as Sampleville.
**An insider ear to what scripts are slipping around town in search of new writers/cast/producers/financiers/etc.
**Detailed tracking on offers going out, attachments coming in, and other exclusives you won’t read in the trades for another month
**One of the most current OWA (open-writing assignment) grids on the market, updated daily, and already covering 1,000 of the hottest assignments seeking writers in town in 2011 alone!
**Updates on any and all sales, domestic, foreign, independent, and studio
**Executives/Agents/Talent coming and goings from jobs, films, and occasionally relationships.**Jobs (Consistently updating on all of those hush-hush industry jobs both personal & professional)
**TV updates (pilots, cancellations, renewals, ratings, etc.)
**Video Games (news, updates, sales, adaptations, etc.)
**Comics (news, updates, sales, adaptations, etc.)
**Festivals (insider news on what’s going down at fests, where the parties are, where people are staying, and who’s buying what)
**Screenings (they occasionally find themselves with info, tickets, or invites to some key screenings and premieres that they want to share
#2) THE FORUM:
A private, exclusive & anonymous community for our members to interact, share, discuss, debate and have fun. This is also the place most members can meet one another, and build relationships professional and personal. The forums are also a hub for discrete information, too secret to be published on the main site right away. Now boasting a new social network platform, live chat, and blogs, the TB forums have revolutionized the way our industry connects online!
#3) THE BULLETIN BOARD
Our bulletin board is an email based exchange, which serves as the general hub for those urgent messages to the group, and accessing free areas of the site.
WHO ARE WE?
Collectively, we are a group of Execs, Assts, Producers, Agents, Managers, etc. who have been, and continue to be at the front lines of Hollywood’s Information Superhighway. Having founded, run and managed some of the largest insider tracking boards in Hollywood, we quickly realized that so much of what could actually benefit those looking to break in, who are already established, or who are simply looking for an advantageous edge is safeguarded, hidden, and buried behind closed doors. That, in a nutshell, is what we are changing.
By combining our experience, our contacts, and our rolodexes, we are opening the hood to the engine called Hollywood for you, and we’re shining a light on all the pieces that make it work.
Membership gives you access to:
- The Complete Spec Market — Exclusively tracking over 2,500 specs, pitches and film rights as they hit the market
- Heat Meters – Tracking what’s happening with specs as it happens, as buzz builds, and projects progress
- Forums & Bulletin, joining a professional community of over 9,000 people including writers, producers, agents, executives & assistants
- Discounted rates on all of our coverage and our TB Recommends – the program that has now launched careers such as Dan Dollar, Santa Sierra, Michael Perri, Erik W. Van Der Wolf, Mukilan Thangamani and many more!
- Discounted rates on all Launch Pad Competition entries – The contest that has launched careers such as Kate Trefry, Daniel Turkewitz, Dan Shea, Matthew James McDonough, Matthew Harvey, Dominic Morgan and many more!
- Members only content – Including exclusive festival party grids, invitations, and access (Sundance, TIFF, Cannes, Comic-Con)
- OWA grids – Tracking all of the open writing assignments in Hollywood
- TV Grids – Tracking all pilots as they progress through the development cycle, from pitch/sale to pilot to pick up to air, we’ve got you covered
- Members Forum, where members can chat, exchange, develop and become part of one of the fastest growing entertainment communities around.
- And of course, access to the interactive 2013 Year End Spec Market…
But don’t just take our word for it. See what others had to say about THE TRACKING BOARD.
From Industry Insiders:
“The Tracking Board is the most popular tracking site for reps and producers throughout Hollywood and beyond… It is the premiere source for spec news across the market and their news coverage is a must read for anyone looking to stay on top of the industry…”
Brooklyn Weaver — Energy Entertainment
Some of the writers discovered at The Tracking Board
“Every writer who takes their craft seriously has a set of trusted eyes they show their work to for honest feedback. But, you still need a set of professional eyes that have no connection to you or your feelings. The Tracking Board served that need for me. Even though their coverage of MARROW was glowing, their constructive feedback helped me make it even better, and the script making their ‘Tracking Board Recommends’ list was instrumental in signing new representation and making MARROW my most widely read and well received spec ever. I simply can not say enough about how valuable a tool The Tracking Board has become.”
Erik W. Van Der Wolf — Writer of “Marrow” (In Development at Train Bridge Films)
“I joined Tracking Board initially just to get the latest insider news, but it wasn’t long before I discovered there existed a great community of writers from all different stages of their careers to boot. But of course, the most impressive aspect of Tracking Board (as I found out, in a bit of a whirlwind process), was its ability to provide an “in” for outsiders like myself. What I mean is — not everyone lives in L.A., not everyone “knows someone” in the business. But I have always believed that great writing is great writing, and no matter where you’re from, or what your background is — if you want it bad enough, and work hard enough, it will show and good things will happen eventually. TB is the perfect example of a team that not only understands this, but has the resources, screenwriting understanding, and connections to make it happen for literally ANY writer, provided they can bring the goods. My script was Recommended on a Friday, and within a matter of hours, I had a half dozen parties from Hollywood wanting to talk to me. The next e-mail I got — was a list of no less than 40 different managers, agents, and production companies (all from the very top tiers) interested in my TB Recommended script. Trust me when I say these guys can and will gladly be the ambassadors to your screenwriting dreams.”
Dan Dollar — Writer of “The Boy and His Tiger” (In Development at Warner Bros./Appian Way/Romark/Vertigo)
“To quantify how much Tracking-board.com has helped my writing career this year would be immeasurable. Without the “TB Recommend” honors from TB, I wouldn’t have connected with so many industry professionals who became fans of my work. Now, I am truly in the game, collaborating on viable projects for 2013 and beyond. Not only has TB helped put me on the map, they have also provided my writing the “street cred” and guidance needed to be taken seriously in Hollywood. When TB believes in you and your material, they will fight for you to the end. Whether it comes to finding representation or promoting your work, you can totally count on them to be in your corner every step of the way. I still can’t believe how many people recognize my name now thanks to TB. That kind of passion and enthusiasm is something you don’t see often here in Tinseltown”
Michael Perri — Writer of “Nexxus” (NBC’s Writers On The Verge Writing Fellowship)
“I cannot recommend TB more highly. Thanks to their TB Recommends program, my work was exposed to producers and representation in LA, Europe, and South-East Asia. Not too shabby for a writer currently based out of New Zealand. The peace of mind of getting independent eyes on your material before sending it out to your professional network is invaluable, and the feedback provided was thoughtful, constructive, and most importantly, written from an industry/market perspective.”
Mukilan Thangamani — Writer of “Divorce Party” (In Development at Enderby Entertainment)
“It was amazing to have my work sent out and actually taken it seriously. Right away, I got a ton of emails from people requesting to see the script and all these random people I had met before emailed me and wanted to meet again.”
Kate Trefry — Writer of “Pure O” (Signed with Silent R Management and UTA)